Rajes Rolls to 6-1, 6-0, win at No. 1 Singles
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Washington College men's tennis team improved to 2-0 by cruising to an 8-1 victory over Division II Daemen College in a match played at the University of South Florida in Tampa today. The Wildcats fell to 5-6 with the loss.
In doubles, seniors Dan Boaté (West Chester, Pa./Reed Henderson) and Vishnu Rajes (Yercaud, India/St. John's) were 8-2 winners against Gregory Lowe and Mark Vellengruber at No. 1, senior Ryan Holtschneider (Kingsville, Md./Perry Hall) and sophomore Jeremy Novick (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township) beat Adam Kerr and Joey Gentile, 8-1, at No. 2, and sophomore Zachary Novick (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township) and freshman Justin Panepinto (Cary, N.C./Middle Creek) cruised to an 8-3 win against John LeMar and Ethan Wincowski at No. 3.
The Shoremen's five singles wins came in straight sets. Rajes had little trouble with Lowe at No. 1, winning, 6-1, 6-0. Holtschneider got the better of Gentile, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 3, while Jeremy Novick downed Kerr, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 4. Zachary Novick cruised past Wincowski, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 5, while Panepinto rolled past Roberto Zambrano, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6. The Wildcats lone win came at No. 2 where Vellengruber pulled out a 7-6(5), 5-7, 10-8, win against Boaté.
The Shoremen will play Northwestern (Minn.) tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. in Tampa.